Firefly’s Sean Maher asks why Serenity 2 hasn’t been made yet?
Fans of the iconic sci fi show Firefly will be familiar with their favorite on board and on the run Dr. Simon Tam played by Sean Maher. And he is curious it would seem as to why Serenity 2 has not been made yet, given the popularity of the show as well as the clout a director like Joss Whedon now has in Hollywood given the recent success of The Avengers.
While the television show itself only lasted one season in 2002, the space and western style adventure had such a huge following and has gone on to become so popular that many fans and Maher are apparently curious why there are no plans for the next installment of what will obviously be a well-received movie?
Maher recently told Hero Complex that every time he sees Mr. Whedon and asks why they are not yet filming the show’s next movie all he gets is, “I wish I could wrap my head around it a little more. When I see (Joss Whedon), I’m like, ‘I don’t get it. Aren’t you like king of the world right now? Can’t you do anything?’”
Maher however admits, “‘And I know we can’t do another show. I get that. A television show would be very tricky with all of our availability, and I don’t think that’s in the realm of possibility. But what about another movie? You just shot Much Ado About Nothing in 12 days. You’re kind of amazing at that. You made that happen’.
“So when people ask me if there’s another one, I say, ‘You know, I don’t think so, but I don’t know, and I kind of don’t understand why’.”
I must say that it is always nice to have stars of a beloved show pushing to have more of a certain property created and I would certainly be in good company by saying that I too would love to see more Firefly/Serenity. Why then do we not have some plans in the mix? Certainly Mr. Whedon knows that he could get a green light to a show with such a following!? Come on Mr. Whedon, the time is now or at the very least soon, so get up off your very busy Keester, put some more on your busy plate and bring us some more Serenity please!!!
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator and science fiction reporter. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Divorce Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.